|Alma mater||Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 1996|
|Occupation(s)||Director, Producer, Writer|
Nitesh Tiwari is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist known for his works in Bollywood. He debuted as a co-director in Chillar Party (2011) which won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film. He also directed the supernatural political drama Bhoothnath Returns (2014).
Tiwari scripted and directed the highest-grossing Indian film, Dangal (2016), which was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival and the second BRICS festival in 2017. The film is the highest-grossing Indian film and the fifth highest grossing non-English film, earning over ₹2,000 crore (US$250 million) including ₹1,200 crore in China, where it has emerged as one of the top 20 highest-grossers of all time. Tiwari won the Filmfare Award for Best Director at the 62nd Filmfare Awards and the Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. He followed up with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film Chhichhore (2019).
He has also co-founded Earthsky Pictures, producing ad films and the docu-series Break Point based on Indian tennis legends Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes.
Tiwari was born in Madhya Pradesh to B. D. Tiwari. He has a brother and a sister. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Metallurgy and Material Science engineering. He worked as a creative director at Leo Burnett before entering Bollywood. Tiwari grew up in the small town of Ganj Basoda, attending Bharat Mata Convent School until class 8th. He performed in a school play titled "Tapori-Mughal-e-Azam".
Tiwari is married to Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, a former colleague and creative director at Leo Burnett who is also a film director, producer, and writer. He is a father to twins, a boy and a girl.
Tiwari has also appreciated the work of other directors and found the Tamil film Varisu to be heart-warming.
|2011||Chillar Party||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||National Film Award for Best Children's Film|
National Film Award for Best Screenplay
|2016||Nil Battey Sannata||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2016||Dangal||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Telstra People's Choice Award|
Filmfare Award for Best Director
|2017||Bareilly Ki Barfi||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2019||Chhichhore||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi|
|2020||Ghar Ki Murgi||Yes||Yes|
|2020||Special Ops||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Web series on Hotstar|
|2022||Bas Karo Aunty||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Filming|
Awards and nominations
|2011||National Film Award for Best Children's Film||Chillar Party||Won|
|National Film Award for Best Screenplay||Won|
|2015||Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue||Bhoothnath Returns||Nominated|
|2017||Filmfare Award for Best Director||Dangal||Won|
|2018||Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue||Bareilly Ki Barfi||Nominated|
|Filmfare Award for Best Story||Nominated|
|Filmfare Award for Best Director||Nominated|
|IIFA Award for Best Story||Nominated|
|National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi||Won|
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- ^ P, Ram (19 January 2023). "Tiwari felt Hindi film Varisu heart touching". cinejosh.com. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
- ^ "Huma Qureshi transforms into home chef Tarla Dalal, see first photo". The Indian Express. 20 April 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
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- Hindi-language film directors
- Film directors from Madhya Pradesh
- Telstra People's Choice Award winners
- Living people
- 21st-century Indian film directors
- People from Hoshangabad
- Screen Awards winners
- Best Original Screenplay National Film Award winners
- Directors who won the Best Children's Film National Film Award
- IIT Bombay alumni
- 1972 births